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Looking for a plush dog toy that won’t burst into a million tufts, scraps, and squeakers the minute it encounters teeth? We’ve got some top plush picks that’ll give your dog some mental stimulation and something to fetch, chew, and even snuggle with, many for even the toughest chewers.
11 Best Plush Dog Toys
While no toy is truly indestructible—no matter what some brands may say—we tested a batch of some of the toughest plush dog toys available. Here’s our round-up of these sturdy toys that provided great mental stimulation.
GoDog Dragon Squeaky Toy (Verified Review)
This cutie with lots of extremities to pull on boasts enhanced durability with what it calls “Chew Guard Technology,” which adds a strong inner liner to this soft exterior plush dog toy, and seams are double-stitched and reinforced.
Verified review: “I liked the different textures and thicknesses the dragon had throughout its body, I think it kept Enzo entertained longer. Enzo had his eyes glued to it when he first saw it because of all the limbs the dragon had; it is not a boring looking toy. However, the material didn’t seem that thick and durable, it was thinner than expected. Enzo loved this toy and paraded it around our apartment, running up and down the hallway with it. I loved how it had a squeaker and also had a different body shape than more mainstream toys, but Enzo destroyed the toy pretty quickly, he ripped the nose open and swallowed the nostril. He loved it, but ultimately it was too easy to rip into, likely due to the thinner fabric selection.”
Update 3/24/2021: In spite of its initial bruising, we checked in with our tester to see how the toy held up over a year later, and here’s what she reported: “The dragon held up better [than the other toy we tested] in the long run, he’s a super chewer and still loves it, even though it’s pretty beat up now.”
GoDog Plush Squeaky Dog Toy (Verified Review)
This little furball stands up to heavy play with reinforced seams, a durable, chew-tolerant lining, and a squeaker that will have your dog coming back for more. We love it because you’re guaranteed a replacement if it doesn’t outlive a standard plush toy.
Verified review: “This is a great toy! [It’s] pretty big and hard for my small dog to squeak (thank goodness). Ginger can really destroy a toy, but this has held up for two weeks and counting.”
Toozey Toy Packs (Verified Review)
These charming toy packs from Toozey offer an impressive variety of shapes and textures to keep small pups entertained. They’re a real win for puppy parents, and not just because they’re relatively sturdy—they’re the perfect way to figure out what your new dog likes. Big plushes? Little ones? Ribbed fabric? For under $20, you can snag your dog’s favorite mix, including this handsome squirrel or these adorable fruits and veggies.
Verified review: “My dog Archie has an affinity for inappropriately sized toys. Given the choice between a big squeaky toy and a tiny rattle mouse, he’ll go for the little cat toy every time. This set of small dog toys from Toozey was a perfect fit. Though they may be a little small for a 40-pound dog like mine, Archie loved them.
Included in the set were three plush toys and four rope toys. The rope toys are durably made with no visible seams, so I would imagine they’d work well for teething puppies. Two of the plush toys had squeakers, and the largest toy—a cow—was made from a textured fabric that Archie seemed to find appealing. When I first brought out the bag, he wasted no time shoving his face into it and digging out all of the toys before choosing one to play with.
What I appreciated about this Toozey toy set was the variety of shapes, textures, and designs. Whether
Archie felt like playing tug or chewing to his heart’s content, the option was always there.”
Toozey Toy Packs
This toy assortment for small dogs and puppies offers lots of variety and designs as cute as they are sturdy.
Chuckit Indoor Ball (Verified Review)
When you can’t make it outside, this fuzzy indoor ball makes it possible to still play all day. The lightweight design of this plush dog toy keeps indoor surfaces protected while still featuring that rubber ball bounce that drives dogs wild. Plus, it fits in a launch to take your indoor fetch game to an entirely new level.
Verified review (from “The Best 16 Dog Fetch Toys for Hours of Endless Play”): “This toy brought an intense amount of joy to both my dog and the Rover dogs that were staying with us this weekend. I was surprised that the ball was big enough for two dogs to play tug of war with it, which made the challenges of sharing a ball fun instead of competitive. It also did an excellent job of not making marks on my walls during our indoor fetch sessions.”
This three-pack of plush dog toys, featuring a fox, raccoon, and squirrel, promises three times the fun. Each high-quality toy is free of stuffing but contains multiple squeakers to keep your pup entertained.
Outward Hound Invincibles Plush Dog Toy (Verified Review)
Whether they’re playing tug-of-war, shaking their “prey,” or making this snake squeak, dogs of all sizes adore this stuffing-free plush dog toy. Dura-Tuff inner lining stands strong against pointy teeth; this toy tested reasonably well in our review, below.
Verified review: “Skye our German shepherd immediately bit the snake and got so excited to hear one of the six squeakers squeak back! Skye has the ability to pop tennis balls in about 30 seconds of chewing, and squeaker toys are usually not durable enough to prevent her from ripping out the squeaker quickly! To my surprise, her bites were not enough to puncture the outer lining of the snake! The volume of the squeakers was also not unreasonably loud.
One of Skye’s favorite things to do with toys is “tug.” When we played, I noticed the toy is definitely not something I would consider weak, as it held up to Skye’s death grip. After I gave up (or as Skye would put it, after she won), Skye happily took it back to her bed to begin her work of trying to pop the squeakers.
The claim of this product is the “invincible squeaker,” and while Skye gave it a run for its money, after about 24 hours the invincible squeakers were not so invincible anymore. When I picked up the toy, the squeakers felt like crushed soda cans. I could hear the rattling on the inside of the actual squeaker. She had broken it loose, and thus, no more squeaks!
The toy and lining itself is still intact, and she is very happy to parade it around, but she does now lose interest in it faster due to the lack of squeaky feedback.”
Dizzy Hedgehog Two-in-One Squeaker Ball Dog Toy (Verified Review)
Not only is this critter super fuzzy and adorable, it also bounces and squeaks. This plush dog toy has a durable rubber squeaker underneath its shell, so there’s no stuffing mess should your pet rip it open.
Verified review: “My power chewer loved it! Looks sturdier than a tennis ball, and I like that the eyes and nose are stitched in and not removable pieces. The ball is non-toxic and there’s no stuffing to deal with. It has a bright squeak, but the outer cover kept her focused on ripping instead of crushing the ball in her jaws. It was just the right size to hold steady in her paws while she tore and ripped at the outer cloth cover.
It did not take long to reach the ball. Within 15–20 minutes, she had about .25 of the ball exposed. However, the cloth cover holds together pretty well, in spite of a determined chewer. I would love to give her a Dizzy Hedgehog every few months.”
Dizzy Hedgehog Two-in-One Squeaker Ball Dog Toy
This plush critter has a durable rubber squeaker inside of it instead of stuffing.
Canines love this furry friend. In fact, most reviewers can’t stop talking about how obsessed their dogs are with cuddling this duck! Durable and larger than the average plush, this toy also squeaks and comes in multiple color options (Chewy’s pick).
This carefully crafted plush penguin is constructed with a durable lining that allows it to withstand tough playing. Plus, it contains a squeaker that can only be heard by dogs. Your pet gets mental stimulation while you remain in quiet bliss.
TrustyPup Penguin Plush Toy
Not only is this penguin plush dog toy able to withstand strong chewing, but it also contains a silent ultrasonic squeaker that only dogs can hear.
Multiple squeakers are packed into this plush dog toy. It’s a soft, strong, and adorable critter many Chewy reviewers have said their pets get quite obsessed over. “She’s like a psycho little monster with it,” says one.
A Runner-Up Plush Toy: Kong Shakers Stuffed Dragon (Verified Review)
Kong is generally known for quality products—this plush toy might just float your dog’s boat (it does for quite a few Chewy reviewers, though not ours). It squeaks and rattles (a little less loudly than some other toys) and has an extra tough mid-section for some shaking action.
Verified review: “I thought the toy looked great and Ginger was excited about it. I like that it didn’t have super obvious squeakers so Ging didn’t really squeak it that much. I like that it had the shaker in the nose so it’s a quieter toy. It turns out I didn’t like the product. It didn’t last more than two hours with Ging playing with it on and off. She exposed a weak point in the stitching and ripped everything out including one of the squeakers. The squeaker was too easy to get to once the toy was opened.”
Kong Shakers Stuffed Dragon
This stuffed dragon plush toy can be squeaked, tugged, shaken, or simply cuddled by your dog.